River Severn

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The River Severn

A Key Stage 2 Resource for Rivers and Coasts

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Places along the River Severn

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From its source in the Plynlimon Mountains in west Wales, the River Severn flows through the West Midlands counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire

Wales (Powys)



  • Shrewsbury (county town and historic city)
    Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England in a house on the banks of the River Severn.
  • Ironbridge
    Ironbridge Gorge, `cradle of the Industrial Revolution´
  • Coalport
  • Bridgnorth (webcam) (31m above sea level)


  • Bewdley (22m above sea level)
  • Stourport
  • Worcester (county town and historic city)
    Cathedral and beautiful water meadows
  • Upton on Severn

There are six large automated locks on the lower course of the
River Severn between Stourport and Gloucester.


  • Tewkesbury
    This is where the River Severn meets the Avon. Best known for its Abbey and being the site of the decisive battle in the Wars.
  • Gloucester (9m above sea level)
    Ccounty town and historic city
    One of Britain’s most inland ports, Gloucester Docks
    was once bustling with trade in timber, hops, grain,
    oil and coal.



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